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Machon Chana Discuss Red Flags

Students at Machon Chana in Crown Heights recently heard from a Shalom Task Force instructor and from Mrs. Tzivia Jacobson. Full Story

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Not So Simple
May 11, 2015 11:25 am

#9 : No doubt you have never dealt with an abuser BH. “Emotional intelligence & self-confidence” are obviously good qualities, but you would be amazed at the accomplished, worldly, confident BT women who have fallen into these horrific “marriages.” Yes, we all come to Machon Chana looking to fill a void in our emotional lives – we want a relationship with HaShem !! But put yourself in the shoes of a young lady who decides to become frum and tells her parents ( who may or may not be supportive ) that she has found the answer she was looking… Read more »

hmmmmm
May 10, 2015 11:18 pm

This is great but MC and all the staff PLEASE TAKE NOTE. As an alum, I really think Machon Chana should do a seminar that teaches girl how to spot red flags WITHIN THEMSELVES that would lead one to become involved in an abusive relationship in he first place. It is no secret that many girls and boys who come to Judaism in the first place were initially drawn I it out of a need to “fix” something or fill a void in their emotional lives. I know too many girls and graduates who have co dependent tendencies. Spotting is… Read more »

Caution
May 10, 2015 9:09 pm

Every one of these goes way too far and exaggerates scenarios resulting in a shidduch crisis, a divorce crisis R”L HL”S and kids from broken homes for no reason. This is not usually medicine. It’s usually overkill x 2.

Hope it starts a new trend
May 10, 2015 7:26 pm

Kol Hakavod! Young men and women need to be educated about healthy relationships to end the multitude of divorces and abusive relationships! Education is the key!
I hope this will start a new trend & other seminary & yeshivas will join in to help create a future of marriages filled with shalom bayis & mutual respect!

Been there, done that
May 10, 2015 3:12 pm

Bringing in a speaker from Shalom Task Force is a very important and much needed idea. Especially when making BT shidduchim, when this is often someone completely unknown prior to coming to a Shliach or Yeshiva. A word of warning, however, which I am sure Mrs Bleiberg would agree with. This type of abuser / sociopath does not necessarily show any alarming behavior at the start. They are skilled at being charming, soft-spoken and apparently sincere until it is “too late,” in other words, long enough to behave nicely during our brief dating period and engagement. I would like to… Read more »

op77
May 10, 2015 11:52 am

WILL THERE BE A CD OR ANYTHING WRITTEN ABOUT THIS FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND??? this is really important. Moshiachdic

ccsw
May 10, 2015 11:51 am

this is the best thing ever. Now, when people are seen and understood to have controlling issues / personality disorders, you better come up with therapists and other ways for them to get help in order to relate to the real world. this is GREAT news, you will be prventing so much sheker, prventing much pain, and more. keep it up. the lives you are saving and helping could be in your own family. and in any case, we are one family as Am Echod.

an amazing place!
May 10, 2015 11:41 am

Machon Chana is an amazing place-more than just a school
A whole well rounded experience!

Great Idea to bring in Mrs. Jacobson
May 10, 2015 9:14 am

She is a treasure, both in her knowledge & in her wisdom.
A Big Fan

fight darkness with light
May 10, 2015 6:08 am

classes like this seem to be a powerful way of preventing agunot who are victims of abusive relationships

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